Nuran Yıldırım – TDO – The president of the united states Donald Trump moved ahead with plans to build a wall on the Mexican border via executive order. Trump also said that Mexico will pay the cost of the wall.
In this context, US President Donald Trump said, “The secretary of homeland security, working with myself and my staff, will begin immediate construction of a border Wall.”
“A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders, gets back its borders. I just signed two executive orders that will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars.” said Trump.
Trump also stated that the South border of the country in the middle of a crisis because of an “unprecedented surge” of undocumented immigrants.
Trump, who made immigration one of the major issues during his campaign launch, proposed to build a wall along the US/Mexico border in order to prevent illegal immigration. Using vastly racist discourse, he said that only the rapists and the murderers were coming from the Mexico. Additionally, Trump said that he will persuade Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern border of the US, but Nieto made a statement in March and said that there was no way Mexico would pay for a border wall. At the same time, the meeting comes only months after Nieto compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and Mussolini. Nieto described Trump’s rhetoric as strident and said “that’s how Mussolini got in, that’s how Hitler got in.”
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in September. Indeed, Pena Nieto was subjected to heavy criticism by the Mexican public after this move. Additionally, Trump’s trip caused further degradation of public support for Nieto; it may also bring Nieto into the middle of US elections.
Following the executive order, Pena Nieto said that Mexico would not put a single peso towards the new US president’s Project and he added “I reject the decision of the US to build the wall.”
On the hand, Nieto did not cancel his trip to Washington to meet the new President of US following the executive order.